New Years Eve Weekend in St. Louis

Ring in 2023 with These New Year’s Eve Celebrations in St. Louis

Wednesday December 7, 2022

By Mark

By Rachel Huffman

Live music, elevated menus and plenty of Champagne make St. Louis the best place to party this New Year’s Eve.

The Armory, St. Louis’ largest indoor entertainment complex, will throw a revolutionary New Year’s Eve party. In addition to all-inclusive food stations and premium bar packages, the celebration will include live entertainment, a laser show and retro arcade games. Get your tickets today! Must be 21 or older to attend.

For NYE Live!, Ballpark Village will pull out all the stops in order to throw the most legendary New Year’s Eve party in town. The event will be complete with all-inclusive premium drink packages, multiple VIP experiences, live music from Joe Dirt, access to six venues, DJs in every venue and the only New York-style ball drop in St. Louis.

For New Year’s Eve, Casa Don Alfonso will offer an indulgent, five-course prix fixe menu, with the esteemed culinary team carefully crafting every dish – think swordfish carpaccio and Durham Ranch beef tenderloin. Sommelier Martin Penn Griffin will also be on hand to suggest wine pairings from the restaurant’s 3,000-bottle collection. Two seatings will be offered: 5 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., each priced at $150 per person. Enjoy live entertainment by Arvell and Company while ringing in the new year at the acclaimed restaurant located in The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

New Year's Eve at Casa Don Alfonso
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New Year’s Eve at Cinder House will be a lavish celebration with a stylish ambience, featuring music from celebrated local artist Sam Golden, a menu of exceptional dishes and breathtaking views of the iconic Gateway Arch. For the occasion, Cinder House will offer a luxurious selection of à la carte specials designed to elevate the celebration. Guests will be able to choose from a list of appetizer and entrée options, such as caviar, oysters, Maine lobster and freshly shaved truffle atop housemade risotto. For the ultimate in opulence, the menu will also feature Tournedos Rossini, a filet mignon topped with foie gras and fresh black truffle. Cinder House’s award-winning sommeliers will offer pairings of Champagne, sparkling wine and still wine, as well. Two seating periods are available with reservation times at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required, and a $250 deposit per person will be taken at the time of booking, which will be applied to the final check amount.

Dance the night away at Hollywood Casino St. Louis’ rockin’ New Year’s Eve party. Breakdown Shakedown will play Top 40 and rock ‘n’ roll hits in The Nightclub, and it’s going to be nothing but a good time. Snag a single ticket for $15 or two tickets for $25.

Victor Goines, president and CEO of Jazz St. Louis, will lead a New Year’s Eve celebration with swinging jazz standards, classics and originals. Goines will be joined by Oscar Rosignolli on piano, Jahmal Nichols on bass and Clif Wallace on drums. St. Louis native Peter Martin will also make a special appearance on piano. Tickets to the event include valet parking and an upscale, four-course prix fixe menu created by executive chef Greg Maggi. Start with arancini, a wedge salad or tuna poke, followed by red wine-braised short ribs, North Atlantic swordfish, organic chicken breast or roasted acorn squash stuffed with a five-grain salad, grilled tofu and oil-cured tomato. Dessert options include bananas foster bread pudding, a dark chocolate brownie, cannoli or dark chocolate flourless cake with raspberries. Of course, there will also be Champagne for toasting. Whether you’re excited by the new year’s possibilities or happy to send the last one packing, Jazz St. Louis has you covered with a party like no other!

The Boom Boom Room Burlesque Show
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Drink and dance. Dine and mingle. Live! By Loews is throwing a glamorous, 70s-style New Year’s Eve party. At the downtown hotel, the ballroom and rooftop will be transformed into Studio 23, where guests can enjoy live music from Nell Simmons, an open bar and an expansive buffet. Elevated buffet items include an heirloom beet salad, duck carnitas, pimento cheese-stuffed pretzels, lobster twice-baked potatoes, beef tenderloin and more. Once you’ve fueled up, hit the dance floor and two-step into the new year.

Experience the music, fashion, style and vibe of St. Louis’ afro-culture renaissance at Sophie’s Artist Lounge on New Year’s Eve. AFROSEXYCOOL will feature art, music and dance, celebrating “the many dope facets of Blackness while connecting the musical dots of the African diaspora.” Expect rhythmic gyrations, high-stepping, clapping and singing to the sounds of Afrobeats, Afro-Latin, soul, R&B, house, hip-hop, trap, bounce and dancehall. This unapologetically Black party is the perfect way to cap off the year.

Molly’s in Soulard knows how to party, and for the 17th year in a row, the neighborhood bar will host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Tickets include five open bars serving beer, wine and cocktails, two DJs, balloon drops and Champagne toasts. Molly’s in Soulard also boasts the largest patio in St. Louis, which will be covered by heated tents for the night. Want to splurge? Check out the VIP tables and cabanas.

Start off your New Year’s Eve celebration with high-tech mini golf at Puttshack, which recently opened at City Foundry. The courses are full of supertubes, hazard traps and chances to win special New Year’s Eve prizes! The $25 cover charge includes a live DJ, a Champagne toast at midnight, party favors and other treats.

Things to Do in St. Louis_Puttshack
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For New Year’s Eve, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will remix their popular dinner cruise. Enjoy a live DJ and a plated dinner, featuring chicken and steak, shrimp kebabs, twice-baked potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert. Guests can also ring in the new year early with a Champagne toast for adults and sparkling cider for kids. Cruise reservations are required.

Ring in 2023 in style! The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are hosting a New Year’s Eve party cruise. Dress your best and enjoy complimentary domestic beer and house wine, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, a live DJ and dancing. At midnight, guests will also toast with Champagne. Cruise reservations are required, and you must be 21 or older to attend.

Thanks to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, you can ring in 2023 with meaningful musical memories. The orchestra’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration features conductor Stephanie Childress, soprano Mikaela Bennett and tenor Jeff Kready. There will be concerts at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis Events_Nikki Glaser at Stifel Theatre
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Want to end the year with a side-splitting show? On New Year’s Eve, Nikki Glaser will perform at Stifel Theatre. The stand-up comedian, actress, podcaster, radio host and television host is from St. Louis, and she knows how to show an audience a good time.

The Boom Boom Room, the largest burlesque club in the country, combines dance, comedy and aerial acrobatics, feathers, sequins and sex appeal for a night of unforgettable entertainment. On Dec. 31, join the sultry performers as they shimmy into 2023. The New Year’s Eve burlesque show includes an all-you-can-drink package, three-course dinner, confetti cannon and dance party – audience participation required.

The Dark Room at The Grandel will host a special New Year’s Eve event featuring Tef Poe & Crow Life La Familia with music by DJ KayKay47 from New York City. Chef Michele C will also prepare a buffet with tasty finger foods, such as chicken wings, spring rolls, kebabs and french fries. Dress in your best formalwear and reserve your seat today. Doors open at 9 p.m.

New Year's Eve at The Factory
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When The Factory debuted in 2021, Deadmau5 brought down the house. Now, for New Year’s Eve in 2022, the Canadian electronic music producer and DJ will return to St. Louis for a dance party like no other. Special guests include Morgin Madison, a rising electronic music producer, and Notaker, a St. Louis-based DJ and producer.

Pop, fizz, clink – count down to 2023 at Three Sixty. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., party guests can revel in celebratory small plates, handcrafted cocktails and Champagne. Plus, enjoy roaming performers, music by DJ Rico and a fireworks finale, which you can view along with sweeping views of the city from the hottest rooftop bar in St. Louis.

The New Year’s Eve celebration at Tin Roof includes live performances by JTyme in the Main Room and DJ Arty J in the Green Room. Toast with a flute of Champagne at midnight, and enjoy $5 Champagne shot specials and $5 High Noons all night long. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Whichever New Year’s Eve celebration makes you the most excited, we recommend reserving your spot today. If you’re looking for family-friendly celebrations, check out our events calendar.